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QUICK TAKE: Mail Call, Mr Bevacqua

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Dustin Johnson plays into the 15th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports)

The following letter addressed to a Mr Pete Bevacqua at the PGA of America has fallen into our hands. In the interest of national security, we believe its contents should be revealed. Here goes: Dear Mr Bevacqua, Forgive this intrusion by a visitor from the old country but If you’re…

QUICK TAKE: Quail Hollow – What’s In A Name

Who names their golf courses better? Great Britain or the United States?

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA | Didn’t someone once say that Britain and the US were two nations divided by a common language? It can be said that in golf the two countries are also divided by a common language. Bunkers and traps. Tee ball and drive. Flagstick and pin. Semi-rough and…

QUICK TAKE: Schedule Shifts Force European Tour’s Hand

The BMW PGA Championship is set to move to September in 2019, a change influenced by the PGA Championship's move to May. (Photo Credit: Paul Childs, Reuters)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — The announcement that from 2019 onwards the PGA Championship is to move from August to May and the Players from May to mid-March may have made perfect sense to those to the west of the Atlantic. It wasn’t so long ago that the Players was held…

QUICK TAKE: European Experience Led Koepka To U.S. Open Moment

Brooks Koepka during the third round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills. (Photo credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

ERIN, WISCONSIN – Brooks Koepka and Peter Uihlein were inseparable on their grand tour of Europe a few years ago. Two engaging young Americans who looked as though they enjoyed the experiences off the courses as much as on. The two likely lads ate what was put in front of…

QUICK TAKE: Fitzpatrick Fulfills Tall Order At Erin Hills

Matthew Fitzpatrick plays his shot from the second tee during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills. (Photo credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

ERIN, WISCONSIN | There was a British comedian of great reputation but no great height who sang about “how life wasn’t much fun when you’re only 5-foot-1.” He couldn’t climb walls, standing on tiptoe to look over someone’s shoulders was out of the question, and people, particularly tall people, looked…

QUICK TAKE: ‘Cool’ Fleetwood Savors Share Of Lead

England's Tommy Fleetwood reacts after making a birdie on the 12th hole during the second round of the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills. (Photo credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

ERIN, WISCONSIN – Tommy Fleetwood stole through the shadows, his hair tethered by a hat, his expectations soaring. He crouched over a putt that would take him to 7 under and a share of the lead with Paul Casey, his countryman, Brian Harman, a playing partner, and Brooks Koepka, who…